If you have a big event coming up, you may be wondering how youll do it all. Along with inviting guests, organising music, decorations, a venue and more, you’ll also have to figure out how youll feed everyone (and of course youll want it to be exceptional).
A rise in do-it-yourself type blogs and Pinterest-perfect rustic-style events has lead to an increase in people assuming that they can take care of the food. While its one thing to hand-make invitations and some cute centrepieces, catering for a large group of people is a different story entirely.
Its important to remember that parties are supposed to be fun- for all involved. And when youre hosting an event, its not fun if youre stuck doing all the planning, cooking, serving, hosting and cleanup. Why would you do it all yourself when you can hire ?
Youll be able to save yourself hours of time, and instead of being locked away in the kitchen cooking and preparing food and snacks, youll be able to show up and actually speak to your guests.
Catering also makes a statement, and tells your guests that its an important occasion. Whether its your wedding, anniversary, a birthday party, or a super-important business dinner, everyone likes to eat and the type of food you serve will make a lasting impression.
Many people assume that hiring a caterer is destined to be an expensive task. However, when you look at what it would cost to buy all of the food, equipment and decorations, plus the time spent making all of the food, it usually makes more financial sense to hire an experienced caterer who can get their food wholesale and often will already have a lot of table decorations, equipment and more.
While you may be an excellent cook, unless you spend most of your free time in cooking classes, your menu may be a little limited. A special event will usually mean a lot of guests who have different tastes- some may be gluten-free, dealing with allergies, vegetarians, or only eat a certain type of meat or fish.
Catering gives your guests a wide variety of food to choose from, and since its challenging to cook for a crowd (youre unlikely to have enough equipment, kitchen space, or energy to cook for a lot of people), youll be sure to please even the pickiest palettes.
Your stress levels will be greatly reduced if you outsource your food. Catering teams will do everything involving food, including the cooking, serving and cleaning up meaning you can actually enjoy socialising and have a relaxed and enjoyable evening.
Its also important to recognise that when you hire a caterer youre getting more than just good food- youre getting years of experience. Theyll know what will and wont work for your function, and can guide you through different choices based on the occasion.